Energy and GDP

While major world organizations continue to use the notion of economic energy intensity (value of gross
domestic product, GDP, produced per unit of energy use, or the inverse) to indicate some type of energy
“efficiency” of a national economy, there are skeptics who worry that it is too easy to transfer production
energy offshore to increase this so-called “efficiency” within national or regional boundaries. The
skeptics are probably right to worry.


The file links to the paper are below.

      Energy and GDP

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